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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AA70 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: Limitations on the Issuance of Commercial Driver Licenses With a Hazardous Materials Endorsement 
Abstract:

FMCSA adopts certain requirements of the interim final rule (IFR) published on May 5, 2003 (2003 IFR), and the IFR published April 29, 2005 (2005 IFR), as final, without change. The 2003 IFR amended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to prohibit States from issuing, renewing, transferring, or upgrading a commercial driver's license (CDL) with a hazardous materials endorsement unless the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the Department of Homeland Security has first conducted a background records check of the applicant and determined that the applicant does not pose a security risk warranting denial of the hazardous materials endorsement. It also implements certain requirements of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act). The 2005 IFR amended the FMCSRs to conform to the TSA's compliance date and reduce the amount of advance notice that States must provide to drivers that a security threat assessment will be performed when they renew a hazardous materials endorsement.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 383    49 CFR 384   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 107-56, sec. 1012    115 Stat. 272 (2001)    49 U.S.C. 5103a.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  05/05/2003  68 FR 23844   
IFR Effective  05/05/2003 
IFR Comment Period End  07/07/2003 
Compliance Date Delayed  11/07/2003  68 FR 63030   
Comment Period End  01/06/2004 
Second Delay of Compliance Date to 01/31/2005  08/19/2004  69 FR 51391   
IFR  04/29/2005  70 FR 22268   
IFR  04/29/2005 
Final Rule  12/00/2017 
Additional Information: Docket No. FMCSA-2001-11117
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Robert Redmond
Senior Transportation Specialist
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
MC-ESS, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-5014
Email: robert.redmond@dot.gov